The term sclera is used for defining the protective outer layer of the eye and Scleritis is the inflammation of the same. It is a very painful condition however that can also happen in other areas. Because the immune system is overreacting here one would experience extreme swelling in the sclera or related eye parts. One would also have double vision issues followed with headaches.
HOW IS SCLERITIS DIAGNOSED?
Eye examinations followed by blood and other tests may be prescribed by the ophthalmologist. Based on the diagnosis the doctor can examine the condition & intensity of the problem and accordingly prescribe the appropriate treatment.
HOW IS SCLERITIS TREATED?
While Scleritis can cause significant eye damage, its treatment mainly focuses on fighting the inflammation before it can cause permanent damage.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated aptly and on time, there’s a risk that scleritis would lead to some kind of long term damage to the eyes, which can often be irreversible.